ERIC Number: ED478027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Student Financial Aid: 2001-02 Update. Informational Memorandum.
Wisconsin Univ. System, Madison. Office of Policy Analysis and Research.
This memorandum provides information about students granted financial aid in the University of Wisconsin (UW) system in 2001-2002 and earlier years. The total financial aid provided to UW students was $550.0 million, up $52.2 million from 2000-2001. Total loan dollars for UW students totaled $371.2 million, up $30.9 million from 2000-2001. UW students received $166.7 million in 2002-2002, an increase of $20.4 million from 2000-2001. Of the financial aid, 81% came from federal sources, and 7% from state sources. Institutional sources provided 6% of financial aid. In all, 88,594 students received financial aid, an increase of 4,377 students. The percentage of undergraduate students receiving financial aid, 58%, was up 2 percentage points from 2000-2001. Thirty-nine percent of graduate students received financial aid in the 2001-2002 academic year, an increase of 3 percentage points from the previous year. As in the previous year, 66% of students receiving financial aid were dependent students; 26% were independent. The average loan debt of a Wisconsin resident who received a Bachelor's degree in 2001-2002 was $16,046. Six appendixes contain supplemental data. (Contains 17 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Federal Aid, Grants, Higher Education, Paying for College, State Aid, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tables (Data)
University of Wisconsin System, Office of Policy Analysis and Research, 1534 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Tel: 608-262-6441. For full text: http://www.uwsa.edu/opar.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. System, Madison. Office of Policy Analysis and Research.